Title: Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Author: Sarah J Maas
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Description: From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart. Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for. (more…)
Title: Throne of Glass
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Author: Sarah J Maas
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Description: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. (more…)
This week was the release of Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas and a coloring book for the series of Throne of Glass. They came out on my birthday. 🙂 I was able to get signed copies of both to add to my collection. I am still working my way through the Throne of Glass series but had to be sure to get this one while I could. Right now I am starting Heir of Fire.
The only thing that I’m not thrilled with EoS is that the pages are a lot thinner than normal book pages. I feel like I’m going to have to be more careful when turning the pages. The book before this was a big one so I’m not sure why it had to change. I’m fine with the big book.
The coloring book is so detailed. It is awesome. I honestly don’t know though if I will color in it. For now it will look on my shelf and look pretty. I kind of wish that they had done a coloring book for each book in the series cause this one has pictures for all the books including Empire of Storms.
The copy I got of Empire of Storms is a special edition Barnes & Noble that has extras in it. There is a short story in the back and fan art in the front and back. The fan art is BEAUTIFUL. I’m waiting though to read the short story till I have read up to Empire of Storms.
Title: Assassin’s Blade
Series: Throne of Glass Novellas
Author: Sarah J Maas
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Description: Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out. (more…)